In the UK, police are planning to trial the use of drones as first aid in emergencies. These devices will be sent to 999 calls in Norfolk to provide early information about incidents. If successful, the drones could be stationed on buildings and controlled remotely.
In other news, OpenAI fired its CEO Sam Altman, but Microsoft soon hired him. While OpenAI released a statement claiming that Altman had not been consistently honest in his communications with the board, they did not offer any evidence to support this claim. Altman has not publicly responded to the statement, but expressed his love for his time at OpenAI and stated that he will have more to say later about what’s next.
Research by the latest annual Nominet Digital Youth Index has found that young people in the UK are turning to chatbots for help with school and work. Over 4,000 participants aged eight to 25 reported using an AI chatbot like ChatGPT in the past year to help them with schoolwork, emails or work. The survey also found that 54% of respondents are concerned about the impact of artificial intelligence on future jobs.
The National Trust has warned that climate change is the “biggest threat” to its mission to protect the UK’s heritage and natural landscape. The Trust is urging the government to introduce climate resilience legislation to make adaptation to climate change a legal requirement for public bodies.
Finally, in this episode of Tech & Science Daily, European sailors use heavy metal music to prevent killer whale attacks, music and film industry executives discuss the risks of artificial intelligence with British government officials, and pop band Blackpink will perform their first-ever virtual concert reality on Meta. The full episode can be found on Apple, Spotify or wherever podcasts are streamed.